I have been sailing on an old Hobie 16 for 2 seasons and ran across a "deal" on a H17. Not sure how good a deal it was, but I got it for $500. It has a new tramp, but everything else is original from 1986. The sail is completely delaminated, but I think I will use it anyway as I only sail recreationally.
Anyway, I need some help. I rigged it tonight to see if I could figure it out and it looks like I'm missing a few parts. I'm wondering what I need to get it ready to sail. The previous owner sailed it as is, without the boom or any downhaul.
What do I do with the main halyard? On the H16 I tied it to a cleat on the mast.
It currently has the forestay attached to an adjuster, then the 2 wires go directly from the adjuster to the hulls. The parts diagram shows the forestay attached to the 2 wires, and 1 adjuster on each hull. Does it make a difference? Do I need to get 1 more adjuster?
What parts do I need?
I assume I need the boom and basically everything that attaches to it.
Finally, is it worth it to buy these parts, or should I just have fun with it as is and sell it for parts when I've had enough.
Here's some pics: